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Favorite Song of 2013: Round 1: Lorde “Royals” vs. Capital Cities “Farah Fawcett Hair”

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Posted by teibs On December - 17 - 2013

@AndyShore There are a couple of songs in the bracket this year that have been played to death. “Royals” is just the most recent one. That may explain why I had “Blurred Lines” winning it all. I forgot how sick of it everyone was. There was a point this year that I could listen to “Royals” on repeat and never get sick of it. It’s haunting and captivating and incredible that it comes from a 16-year-old. However, there’s been so many viral covers … I can’t take it anymore.

By the time it got to the Chanukah spoof, I just couldn’t. Capital Cities still isn’t old to me. They put forth so many layers of pure pop production and energy. As you’ll hear when you listen to “Farrah Fawcett Hair” .. it’s good shit.

@AndyShore Andre 3000 could be featured on a track of my farts and I’d probably still argue for it to be in the best of the year contest. He is one of my favorites. “Farrah Fawcett Hair” is weird, catchy and super fun. Even Zack, who has put forth nothing but hate for Capital Cities, has finally conceded to enjoying this song. I mentioned in my argument for “Sacrilege,” that I am almost always on board when there is a gospel choir involved. C’mon people. This track is as silly as it is awesome and it’s very much both. I like it … when you vote for this song.

@ZackTeibloom OK, OK. Andre 3000 makes everything better and it’s a nice, catchy song, but Capital Cities can’t hang with the break out artist of the year. The only mistakes our young songstress makes is saying “You can call me Queen Bee.” We’ve already got Beyonce, girl. And since she was too late to win the contest, we’re gonna let Lorde be our strong female lead in this contest. Adele never won, but I personally have Lorde winning it all. “Royals” is a gorgeous track that I haven’t gotten sick of for a second. It’s Andy’s fault if he got sucked into a Chanukah version. This is the end of round 1. We’ll wrap round 1 tomorrow and start up round 2 Thursday.

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